Scott Raney

Why did you choose to be a venture capitalist?
I view my job as a privilege. It is an amazing opportunity to work with so many incredible people trying to change the world.

Why I got into Venture Capital…
I have worked at multiple startups and I know how difficult it is to build a company. These experiences helped me develop a sense of empathy and humility I try to bring to every interaction I have with entrepreneurs.

What is your favorite part about working with portfolio companies/entrepreneurs?
Supporting the people bold enough to try to change the world and getting a glimpse into the future every time I meet a new company.

How do you view your role with portfolio companies?
There is no more difficult job than running a startup. My job is to go to work for the entrepreneurs and to try to make their jobs a little easier.

What’s one thing people might not know about you?
I am an avid Houston Astros and Duke sports fan.

Favorite thing about San Francisco?
The people. This area has brought together so many incredible people from around the world with an optimistic view of the world and how it can be improved.

What is your favorite hobby/outside of venture, how do you spend your time?
I love the outdoors and can often be found hiking, climbing or playing golf.

Meditation or yoga?
I love yoga and one day hope to actually be able to touch my toes.

What makes Redpoint unique?
My favorite thing about Redpoint is that we work as a team rather than a collection of individuals. We work closely together to collectively help our entrepreneurs in any way we can.